College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Graduation Requirements

Clinical Psychology Program

Doctoral students may elect to earn a M.A. degree while pursuing the Psy.D. degree after completion of the first two years of coursework, clerkship, and practicum experiences.  Students are only admitted into the Psy.D. Program and there is no separate master degree program. 

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology is awarded if the following conditions are fulfilled by students in the Psy.D. Program:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all required 1500 and 1600 level courses.
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  4. Favorable recommendation for master's degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  5. Recommendation for conferral of the master's degree by the University Faculty Senate.

To receive the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, the student must complete the following requirements within six years (standard track) of matriculation:

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 219.5 - 226.5 (depending on year of matriculation) credit hours (Core Curriculum Sequence).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the Comprehensive Exam and all other competency assignments.
  4. Satisfactory completion of an approved one-year internship.
  5. Satisfactory completion of a Dissertation including a successful oral defense and the submission of a bound copy.
  6. Favorable recommendation for doctoral degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  7. Recommendation for conferral of the doctoral degree by the University Faculty Senate.
  8. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  9. Completion of all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar.